May 23 Zodiac: Sign, Traits, Compatibility, and More

Written by Cindy Rasmussen
Updated: July 3, 2023
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When it comes to your zodiac sign you can learn a lot about your personality traits, career matches, and who you naturally get along with. Each of the 12 zodiac signs represents a unique combination of traits. Some traits you may read and say, “Yes, that is so me!” while others will miss the mark, but the overarching themes are the same for your zodiac sign. Read on to find out all about the May 23 Zodiac: sign, traits, compatibility, and more!

May 23 Zodiac
People born on May 23 are known to be outgoing and intelligent.

What is the Zodiac Sign for May 23rd?

The zodiac sign for May 23rd is Gemini. Gemini is represented by the Twins who are in the Gemini constellation. The constellation was named after the Greek and Roman myth of Castor and Pollux, half-brother twins. What exactly are half-brother twins? Castor and Pollux had the same mother, Leda, but different fathers. Tyndareus was the father of Castor and Zeus was the father of Pollux. An interesting twist (besides the half-brother twin part) was that Castor was mortal and Pollux was immortal. They must have been close twins because Pollux asked his dad to donate some of his immortality to Castor so they could be together forever. That is when they were transformed into the Gemini constellation!

Gemini constellation

Gemini is represented by the Twins who are in the Gemini Constellation.


What are the Personality Traits of a Gemini?

If you were born during the zodiac sign of Gemini you are known to be the life of the party! You are social, outgoing, chatty, and like intelligent conversations. You will actually seek out people that have varied interests so you know you will be able to participate in an intriguing conversation. Gemini has a reputation for being able to talk to anyone about just about anything. Sometimes they overshare, or may impulsively share something that they should keep to themselves, but they are quick to apologize and move on easily after mistakes.

The notion of Gemini being twins sometimes implies that it would be great if Gemini could clone themselves so they can do all the things that interest them. They have multiple hobbies, interests, and sometimes even careers. Friends and family may describe them as “always on the go!”.  

Life of the party

Gemini is known to be the life of the party.

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What are the Best Career Paths For Gemini?

The best careers for Gemini are social roles that allow for a lot of interactions and conversations with clients or co-workers. Careers in journalism, hospitality, and social media are popular career choices. Often Gemini will have multiple income streams due to their need to try new things and have varied experiences. They may have a 9-5 job as an HR Manager and a side gig as a fitness instructor or social media influencer. This is the co-worker that decorates your office on your birthday and plans the happy hour Taco Trivia nights. A fun-loving extrovert that really cares about other people!

What are the Relationship Strengths of a Gemini?

The relationship strengths of a Gemini are they are easy to talk to. They always have something interesting to chat about and genuinely care about what you have to say. Gemini brings newness to any relationship and has a contagious look at life, excited about a variety of things. They may surprise you with an invitation to an adventure you had never considered like, “Hey, I’m river wading this weekend want to come?” To what you have to say, “What is river wading?” They will go on to explain the latest trend on the internet of hiking through rivers like The Narrows in the Zion Canyon in Zion National Park. Of course, when you hear them describe it with enthusiasm you will want to go!

Gemini are known to be great listeners

Gemini seems to always have something interesting to chat about and genuinely care about what you have to say.


What are the Relationship Weaknesses of a Gemini?

The weaknesses of a Gemini are they may seem to never be pleased, always looking for the next big thing. It may be exhausting at times if your life partner is a Gemini wishing you could just “stay in” for a weekend. But Gemini is also considerate of others and will change plans or adjust to be sure their friend’s or partner’s needs are also being met.

Because they are so social and chatty they sometimes will spill the beans on information that should have been kept private. Gemini has a reputation of being gossipy and maybe a bit nosy so be careful what you share. However, if a Gemini is a close friend or spouse, they can be trusted to be confidential and loyal.

Who is Most Compatible with People Born on May 23rd?

The signs most compatible with people born on May 23rd are other air signs like Aquarius and Libra. This includes people born between January 20-February 18 (Aquarius) and September 22-October 3 (Libra). Air signs share the same focus on communication and curious intelligence. They are both social and smart making them a valuable employee and intriguing friend. Gemini compliments Aquarius who are more introverted but not afraid to have fun. Libra is also quite social and open-minded so they get along nicely with Gemini. They always have something to talk about and strive to keep conversations interesting.   

Who is Least Compatible with People Born on May 23rd?

The least compatible people with Gemini are those with the water sign; Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces. The water signs traditionally have characteristics of strong emotions and intuition. They rely more on their gut or emotion when making decisions vs. Gemini who are more logical. Those with a water sign can sometimes be sensitive and get their feelings hurt easily while Gemini recovers quickly from setbacks and may have a hard time understanding an emotionally driven water sign. Gemini is least compatible with people born between Feb 19-March 20 (Pisces), June 21- July 22 (Cancer), and Oct. 23- Nov. 21 (Scorpio). Just because water signs are less compatible does not mean couples with these respective dates can’t make it work and thrive. Remember, your zodiac sign is just one element to consider!

Historical Figures and Celebrities Born on May 23

Who shares a May 23rd birthday with you? From actors to singers to authors, a number of Gemini call this day their day of birth! Here are some of the most historically important and celebrated Gemini born on May 23rd:

  • Drew Carey (Game Show Host)
  • Jewel (Singer)
  • Melissa McBride (Actress)
  • Ken Jennings (Jeopardy Champion/Host)
  • Aron Donald (Football Player)
  • Richard Ayoade (Comedian)
  • Joan Collins (Actress)
  • Rosemary Clooney (Singer)
  • Scatman Crothers (Singer)
  • Mitch Albom (Author)
  • Margaret Wise Brown (Author)
  • Haley Jones (Basketball Player)
  • Artie Shaw (Composer)
  • Marvelous Marvin Hagler (Boxer)
  • Carl Linnaeus (Botanist)

Important Events That Occurred on May 23

What important events have happened on May 23rd over the years? Here are a few noteworthy events as we can’t possibly list them all!

  • Joan of Arc was captured at Compiegne and sold to the English in 1430
  • Benjamin Franklin announced his invention of bifocals in 1785
  • South Carolina became the 8th state to ratify the US. constitution in 1788
  • The New York City Police Department is formed, replacing an old night watch system in 1845
  • Canada’s North West Mounted Police Force was formed in 1873
  • William Harvey Carney became the first African-American soldier awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Civil War in 1900
  • The first automobile trip across the U.S. left San Francisco for New York in 1903
  • American outlaws, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were killed by police in 1934
  • Boxer Joe Louis knocks out Buddy Baer in round 1 in 1941
  • The Who released the rock opera “Tommy” in 1969
  • The horror film “The Shining” was released in 1980

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I'm a Wildlife Conservation Author and Journalist, raising awareness about conservation by teaching others about the amazing animals we share the planet with. I graduated from the University of Minnesota-Morris with a degree in Elementary Education and I am a former teacher. When I am not writing I love going to my kids' soccer games, watching movies, taking on DIY projects and running with our giant Labradoodle "Tango".

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